Use of environmental tracing to constrain a rainfall-runoff model. Application to the Haute-Mentue catchment

Presented study is aimed at using additional information to improve process representativity of hydrological modelling. The study region is the Haute-Mentue catchment located in the western part of Switzerland, 20 km north of Lausanne. Previous research in this catchment allowed improving of the understanding of the runoff generation by combining point soil moisture measurements (TDR) and integrating measurements both at the hillslope scale (dye tracing) and at the catchment scale (environmental tracing). In this work, environmental tracing information will be integrated into a semi-distributed hydrological model, which is a modified version of TOPMODEL taking into account a rapid stormflow generation above a less permeable soil horizon. Additional information has been incorporated by using a version of simulated annealing adapted for multi-criteria optimisation

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Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 51, 3, 187-195

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